FANHS LEGACY MONTH

October 1 Dorothy and Fred Cordova

Dorothy and Fred Cordova at Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia Beach, VA
Both responsible of giving birth to the Filipino American and Pinoy consciousness by founding: 1. Filipino Youth Activities of Seattle in 1957
2. Young Peoples Far West Conventions in August/1971
3. Filipino American National Historical Society (1982)
4. For more information: Learn more about Dr. Fred Cordova & Dr. Dorothy Cordova http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/cordovas.htm

October 2 Terrie and Pete Jamero

Terrie and Pete Jamero
Among the original founders of FAHNS are Teresa (Romero) Jamero and Peter Jamero Sr. Terrie served two terms as FANHS National President in the 1990s, at which time she presided over National Conferences in San Francisco and New York City. During her tenure, FANHS experienced its greatest growth in the number of chapters, which presently numbers 35 In addition to her FANHS activities, she also chaired several old timer Grand Reunions of Bridge Generation Filipino Americans in California.
Pete served as FANHS’ first National Vice President. For the 1994 San Francisco National Conference, he coined the term “Bridge Generation” that refers to children born in the U.S. by the end of 1945 to at least one Filipino parent who immigrated to America during the early 1900s.
He is the only surviving signee of FANHS’ Articles of Incorporation. He also is a published author of two books: a memoir and second one featuring the Bridge Generation. For more information, please visit his website and blog at www.peterjamero.net.

OCTOBER 3 Lourdes Markley and Nena Calica

Lourdes Markley

Lourdes has the rare distinction of attending every FANHS National Conference. She is one of the founders of FANHS National and FANHS/Oregon Chapter which is the first chartered FANHS Chapter. For many years, she served as FANHS National secretary. She also co-chaired the FANHS/Portland National Conference in 1998.

Nena Calica

Nena was a member of the NEH group headed by Nancy Koslosky and Dorothy Cordova in the late 1970s. The histories and pictures gathered were passed onto DPAA. In 1982 it disbanded. This vital collection of information became the beginning of the foundation which FANHS began to build on. With information on hand, Auntie Nena is credited of being one of the speakers on the Bridge Generation (2nd generation Filipino Americans whose parents were the original Manongs/Manangs who came to America in the 1920s and 30s). She spoke primarily to students in Los Angeles, CA. Her talks on the Bridge Generation is very important since this history remains relatively unknown on a very significant generation who founded FANHS. She is the perfect example one does not need a fancy college degree to validate a talk on the Bridge Generation if one is a member of that history and lived the experiences of the makers of that history.

October 4 Concordia and Simeon Mamaril

Simeon and Concordia Mamaril
Concordia and Simeon Mamaril are 1st generation Filipino Americans who reside in Portland, Oregon. They were among the original founders of FANHS National. They have the honor and distinction of establishing and being chartered as the first FANHS Chapter…Oregon. They are also credited in displaying the first FANHS photo exhibit displayed at the Portland Library.

October 4 Vangie Buell and Art Villaruz

Art Villaruz

Helen and Art Villaruz
Art has been an active member and officer of FANHS since its early inception. His leadership at the national level with FANHS involved serving as National President, Vice-President, and currently as National Trustee. Art also served as president at the local level both in Santa Clara and in the Central Valley. Art retired from education after 34 years serving as a principal and teacher at the elementary level in San Jose, California. Upon retiring and moving to the Central Valley of California, Art began a second career at the university level serving as supervisor of student teachers at California State University Stanislaus. Throughout his involvement with FANHS, Art has been a presenter at all of the National Conferences.

Vangie Buell

Vangie Buell
Vangie served as a FANHS National President. She was one of the founders of the East Bay FANHS Chapter.
She’s the granddaughter of a Buffalo Soldier — the nickname given by American Indians in the 19th century to black American soldiers. Even rarer: Her grandfather Ernest Stokes was one of the 6,000 Buffalo Soldiers sent to the Philippines to fight during the Spanish-American War during the 1890s. He was one of the few who stayed, married a Filipina (Buell’s grandmother) and had children.
In her memoir “Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing Up in a Filipino Immigrant Family” (T’Boli Publishing, 2006), Buell recounts her grandfather’s experience, and her own, as one of the few Filipinos growing up in West Oakland during the 1930s and ’40s. She remembers seeing “No Filipinos or dogs allowed” signs posted at restaurants and having to wear a button that said “I am a loyal Filipino” during World War II, because even though she didn’t look Japanese, she was still Asian — and vulnerable to harassment. -Michelle Devera Louie, SF Chronicle
A Filipino-American activist, Vangie was born in San Pedro, California, grew up in West Oakland and devoted her life to social justice, human dignity, multicultural understanding and equality.

October 6 Terri Torres and Mel Lagasca

Terri Torres

** Co-Founder, Past President and Current Treasurer of FANHS/Stockton Chapter **Founder of FANHS National Museum in Stockton, California **FANHS Trustee Emerita https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/after-more-two-decades-filipino-american-museum-scheduled-open-n660191 http://www.fanhsstockton.com/home

Mel Lagasca

Gail and Mel Lagasca
**Long time FANHS National Trustee **President FANHS/Stockton Chapter **Chairman of FANHS National Museum in Stockton, CA http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161001/our-diversity-filipino-museum-coming-to-life http://www.fanhsstockton.com/home

October 7 Nancy Koslosky, Jeannette Tiffany and Timoteo Cordova

Nancy Koslosky (far right)
Nancy Koslosky, along with Dorothy Cordova, were in charge of the Washington State Oral History Project, one of the Demonstration Project for Asian Americans /DPAA’s projects. The DPAA applied and received a historic first grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that involved a national network of scholars and community based historians who contributed to the publication, “Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans” by Fred Cordova. When DPAA was disbanded in 1982, all the resources collected….oral histories and pictures…were eventually used to initiate the formation of FANHS.

Jeannette Tiffany

From the beginning, Jeannette Tiffany is the photogenic eyes of FANHS. She has screened over hundreds of pictures the past two decades and determines which photos is compelling enough to tell our history. A visit to the FANHS archives will show she has choosen the photos amazingly well.

Timoteo Cordova

Since the beginning, Timoteo is responsible for designing FANHS National tee shirts, posters and FANHS National Conference programs. When one sees FANHS paraphernalia, more than likely it is the creation of Timoteo. He is also an accomplished playwright, graphic artist and mentor to many performing artists.

October 8 Fran Alayu-Womack and Estrella Alomar

Fran Alayu-Womack

Fran Alayu-Womcak
Born in Chicago, Illinois Fran served as the FANHS National Treasurer as well as treasurer for FANHS Midwest Chapter. She has a long history of civil rights activism and also studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Estrella Alomar

Estrella Alomar (right)
Estrella served as a FANHS Trustee. She is also a founder of Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago. She was the Chair of FANHS/Chicago National conference in 1992. She studied at Depaul University.

October 9 Meg Thornton, Phil Ventura and Sam Balucas

Meg Thornton, Phil Ventura and Sam Balucas are founding members of FANHS and FANHS/Los Angeles Chapter. All three were Chairs during the FANHS/LA National Conference in 2002. Uncle Phil and Uncle Sam are Uncle Fred Cordova’s brothers. (Pictured, circa 1995…Uncle Phil, Emily P. Lawsin and Uncle Sam)
Meg Thornton, Phil Ventura and Sam Balucas are founding members of FANHS and FANHS/Los Angeles Chapter. All three were Chairs during the FANHS/LA National Conference in 2002. Uncle Phil and Uncle Sam are Uncle Fred Cordova’s brothers. (Pictured, circa 1995…Uncle Phil, Emily P. Lawsin and Uncle Sam)

October 10 Raymond Obispo and Joe Montano

Raymond Obispo (far right) with members of FANHS Hampton Roads
Raymond Obispo is an educator at Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 1994, he participated in the FANHS video premiere of “Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past For the Future”. Over 600 students and teachers attended the event at Landstown Middle School. This is where he first met Auntie Dorothy and Uncle Fred Cordova. In 1995, he founded the Filipino American Cultural Society of Salem High School, which is the longest running Filipino American student organization on the east coast. In 1998, he was elected to serve on the Filipino American National Historical Society’s national board of trustees, a position in which he still currently holds. Mr. Obispo has over 23 years of community service including multigenerational community book writing projects, grassroots art programs, and has presented workshops or keynoted at various Asian American conferences on the East coast. In 2008, Mr. Obispo was elected by Governor Tim Kaine to serve on the Virginia Asian Advisory Board. Edwina Bergano and I are so proud and grateful to see him mentor hundreds of students and colleagues in the significance of FANHS. He is only one of four East Coast Pinoys to be honored during FANHS Legacy Month

FACS helps launch our book, “In Our Aunties’ Words: The Filipino Spirit of Hampton Roads” in 2005
Raymond Obispo is an educator at Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 1994, he participated in the FANHS video premiere of “Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past For the Future”. Over 600 students and teachers attended the event at Landstown Middle School. This is where he first met Auntie Dorothy and Uncle Fred Cordova. In 1995, he founded the Filipino American Cultural Society of Salem High School (FACS), which is the longest running Filipino American student organization on the east coast. In 1998, he was elected to serve on the Filipino American National Historical Society’s national board of trustees, a position in which he still currently holds. Mr. Obispo has over 23 years of community service including multigenerational community book writing projects, grassroots art programs, and has presented workshops or keynoted at various Asian American conferences on the East coast. In 2008, Mr. Obispo was elected by Governor Tim Kaine to serve on the Virginia Asian Advisory Board. Edwina Bergano and I are so proud and grateful to see him mentor hundreds of students and colleagues in the significance of FANHS. He is only one of four East Coast Pinoys to be honored during FANHS Legacy Month

Joe Montano

Joe Montano (middle)
Joe was a graduate of Norfolk Catholic High School and later from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He became an avid Filipino America historian in 1993 after attending “We are a determined people: Filipinos of Yakima Valley, Washington,” a college symposium organized by FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter. In 1994 he helped with the FANHS-HR video premiere of ‘Filipino Amercians: Discovering their Past for the Future” held at the Smithsonian Institute’s American History Museum. He became grounded in building communtiy and saw public service as a direct path to changing people’s lives. Joe’s true passions in community organizing were ignited through an ambitious voter registration project, called FilVote, through the Filipino Civil Rights Advocates (FilCRA) in 1996. His career in politics took him from serving as one of the youngest Executive Directors of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations in 2000 to a state appointed position on the Virginia Asian Advisory Board from 2009 to 2013. Joe most recently served as the Northern Virginia Regional Director of Constituent Services for Senator and nominee for Vice President, Tim Kaine.
Edwina Bergano and I will always miss Joe. He is only one of four East Coast Pinoys to be honored during FANHS Legacy Month. Although he has left us way too soon, we are very fortunate and grateful to experience his love and compassion for the betterment of all Virginians and Filipino Americans. Mahalz.

OCT 11 Thelma and Titania Buchholdt

Thelma founded the FANHS/Alaska Chapter. She was a FANHS National Trustee and served three terms as the FANHS National President. She also was a chairperson of the FANHS National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska in 2008. http://www.thelmabuchholdt.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc9JPfLU-rs&t=56s http://fanhs17.com/index2.htm http://www.thelmabuchholdt.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_Buchholdt
Titania was also a founding member of the FANHS/Alaska Chapter. She is an accomplished performing artist featuring Kulintang Music. http://www.actaonline.org/content/titania-buchholdt

Oct 12 Alex Fabros, Don Guimary and Helen Nagtalo- Miller

A historic weekend. For the first time, Filipino American history was shown on the big screen with audiences in Virginia Beach, VA and The National American History Museum of the Smithsonian Institute. Both Auntie Dorothy and Uncle Fred Cordova were featured speakers. This event validated FANHS as a true national organization. For the next 20 years, FANHS-HR began an incredible run of annual intergenerational events featuring Filipino American History of the East Coast…specifically the 757.
Alex Fabros, Don Guimary and Helen Nagtalo-Miller are charter FANHS scholars and Trustees. All three are featured in the award winning documentary: Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past For The Future. http://www.nationalvideo.com/filip.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt4OWOq4GLY&t=70s
Don is the expert on Alaskeros. FANHS Trustee: 1990-1994 https://www.amazon.com/Marumina-Trabaho-History-Alaskas-Industry/dp/0595407072
Helen is known for her work on the Plantation Legacy in Hawaii FANHS Trustee: 1987-1992 http://philipppines.tripod.com/haw2.htm

Oct 13 Karen Johnstone and John Ragudos

In the beginning, FANHS was built by the endless love, faith and hope of a few people. Although founded in 1982, FANHS was virtually unknown before the first National Conference in 1987. Those visionaries who believed FANHS can be a difference in the lives of Filipino America made the difference in sustaining the life of FANHS during the infant years. Those few who dare to put their lives on hold will always be honored and remembered.
In the beginning, FANHS was built by the endless love, faith and hope of a few people. Although founded in 1982, FANHS was virtually unknown before the first National Conference in 1987. Those visionaries who believed FANHS can be a difference in the lives of Filipino America made the difference in sustaining the life of FANHS during the infant years. Those few who dare to put their lives on hold will always be honored and remembered.
Clearly, without them there would be no FANHS.
Karen Johnstone 1984-90 National Secretary 1986-92 National Trustee 1986-90 National Secretary/Treasurer 1992 National Treasurer
John Ragudos From 1970 – 2002, John was the Executive Director of the Filipino Youth Activities of Seattle. He mentored and nurtured generations of youth, including college interns from University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). FYA and FANHS shared the same building. As neighboring Pinoy organizations, FYA shared critical resources…especially during the beginning days of FANHS……office supplies, office machines, office furniture, human resources to help move file cabinets, desks, tables and maintain the FANHS office and archives. fwiw, that’s a lot of volunteer time and energy….but….that’s what Pinoys of the 206 do…help each other…so that “we” can survive and thrive in America.
Thank you Karen and John for your sacrifices…35 years ago…so that today we can enjoy the fruits of your love, faith and hope. Mahalz.

Oct 14 FLM Honors Linda Nietes and Peter Reme Bacho

Major forces in Filipino American Literature who always affiliates with FANHS:

Linda Nietes
Linda Nietes Linda’s book store has always been the primary source to purchase Filipino and Filipino American literature. She has been to every FANHS National Conference. http://www.philbooks.us/ https://philippineexpressionsbookshop.wordpress.com/contact/

Peter Bacho
Peter Bacho Peter is probably the most prolific 2nd generation Filipino American author in Filipino American literature. His first novel, “Cebu”, wins the American Book Award. “Dark Blue Suit” features the experiences of the Manongs. “Leaving Yesler” features 2nd generation Filipino American perspectives living in Seattle. http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/…/peter-bacho-pessimistic… http://www.iexaminer.org/…/peter-bachos-award-winning-nove…/

October 15 Domingo Los Banos and Rey Alejandro

Domingo Los Banos
FANHS Trustee 1996-2004 Project director and one of the surviving World War II veterans in the documentary, “An Untold Triumph: The Story of the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments, US Army” https://youtu.be/mmMqIXaT0GA https://youtu.be/HR8pjXzqbhM http://mandirigma.org/?p=350
#Philadelphia, 2011: Domingo Los Baños – #WWII #veteran, educator and #FANHS Trustee Emeritus – spoke at a FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth celebration. Learn about the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments through the documentary “#UntoldTriumph” he helped produce: http://www.csus.edu/aas/filipinos/
Domingo Los Baños, now 92, lives in Honolulu, HI. “Los Baños vowed that if he survived the war he would teach the next generation the need for peace and understanding among people, the antithesis of conflict and war.” http://blog.imiloahawaii.org/…/domingo-los-banos-presents-…/

Rey Alejandro (right)
Rey Alejandro FANHS Trustee, Founder of FANHS/New York Chapter Chairman of FANHS/New York National Conference 1996 Initiated FANHS National Library https://youtu.be/D1zCZd4ypNU https://youtu.be/2tK5Qcbxn9g https://youtu.be/3n-Zrlyar5k

Oct 16 Judy Patacsil and Christine R Marasigan Day

Dr. Judy Patacsil
Dr. Judy Patacsil is the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) National President and the current FANHS San Diego Chapter President. She was born and raised in San Diego to pioneering immigrant parents. Judy is the lead author of “Filipinos in San Diego” and is Professor/Counselor and International Education Coordinator at San Diego Miramar College. She is a professor of Filipino Studies and Psychology and also is a licensed psychotherapist. Her doctorate is in psychology with an emphasis in culture and human behavior.

Christine Marasigan (far right) at FANHS is 35 (10/2017)
Christine Marasigan is the Treasurer of FANHS. She was born in Boston, MA and raised in Kodiak, AK. She studied at UCLA’s World Arts and Culture Department’s Culture and Performance PhD program on a Cota-Robles Fellowship. She obtained her M.A. in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and B.A. in English and Communications from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. A FANHS member for 13 years, she has also worked for the Oregon Folklife Program at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland and the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository in Kodiak. She is now a Finance Aide to the co-chair of the Alaska State Senate Finance Committee and splits her time between Juneau and Anchorage.

Oct 17 FLM Honors Barbara Posadas and Virgilio Pilapil

Dr. Virgilio R. Pilapil (2nd from left, back row)
Virgilio R. Pilapil, M.D. is a retired pediatrician & pediatric cardiologist with a 30-year military service in the medical corps of the US Naval Reserve. * Past FANHS National President * Founding President of FANHS/Midwest Chapter. * Editor of the FANHS Journal since its inception in 1990. * He is credited for his ground breaking research on the influence of Filipinos on display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair on the naming of the “Hot Dog”. http://fanhs-national.org/filam/fanhs-journals/

Dr. Barbara M. Posadas
Dr. Barbara M. Posadas Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, is the author of “The Filipino Americans” (1999) and numerous articles on Filipino American history. She has served on various editorial boards, including Amerasia and the Journal of American Ethnic History , on various award committees, as president of the Illinois StateHistorical Society, and as chair of the OAH Committee on the Status of Minority History and Minority Historians. She served as president of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society in 2009-12. She received a LifetimeAchievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Her current research focuses on Filipinos in Chicago before 1965 and on immigration policy and Asian American citizenship. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0313297428/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

Oct 18 Marina Espina and Al Acena Day

Marina Espina (right)
Marina Espina * Past FANHS National President and Trustee * Chaired the 1988 FANHS National Conference in New Orleans * Credited with her groundbreaking research on the first permanent settlement of Filipinos in the Continental United States in 1763. * Librarian at University of New Orleans * Author of “Filipinos in Louisiana” http://www.neworleans.me/…/NOLA-Filipino-History-Stretches-…
Albert Acena, a Seattle native, is a retired history professor and dean at College of San Mateo in California. His parents, both nurses, came from Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Besides being on the FANHS board, he has been on the board of the San Mateo County Historical Association, the board of The Alvarado Project, and the library board of the city of San Mateo. His interests lie in political, social and local history. http://www.thealvaradoproject.com/compositions/about.html

October 19 Leatrice Perez and Angel Magdael Day

Leatrice Bantillo Perez, now 88, a second generation Filipino American of Stockton, California is the surviving matriarch of the 6 generation Bantillo clan that now brings 5 generations together at reunions. As FANHS Stockton Chapter President Emeritus, she spent many years working on the FANHS National Museum and wrote articles for local history publications. Active in numerous FANHS national conferences since 1990, she also worked on the 1978 NEH project that preceded FANHS. As the only surviving charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (once the Filipino Christian Fellowship/Lighthouse Mission of Little Manila in Stockton), she’ll present the church history during its 75th anniversary on October 29, 2017. She’s currently preparing a book of writings by her late husband, journalist Frank Perez (who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1998 FANHS national conference).
Angelina Bantillo Magdael (RIP), one of the second generation elders of the Bantillo clan, worked on the 1978 NEH project that preceded FANHS. She served as a founding board treasurer of Filipino Oral History Project, Inc., that published Voices: A Filipino American Oral History (in 1984 and 2000) and provided student scholarships to FANHS. A charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, she generously served the church and larger communities throughout her entire life. Active in FANHS national conferences since 1988, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from FANHS at the FANHS national conference in Virginia Beach, VA in 2000. Her award presentation – “for timeless compassion” – moved the audience to tears as Salem High School’s Filipino American Cultural Society dramatized excerpts from Angel’s oral history as she sat in her wheelchair.

Oct 20 Elizabeth Megino and Ben Menor

Elizabeth Megino
Elizabeth Mendoza Megino, whose mother immigrated to the U.S. in 1923, is the matriarch of four generations of Filipino-Americans. Born and raised in Oakland, California, she met her future husband, Honofre Megino, when recruiting students for the new Filipino Club at UC Berkeley in the early 1950s.
In the 1960s and early 1970s Elizabeth was very involved in supporting the Mutya ng Silangan Philippine Folkdance Troupe, and was active in the Samahan Group of the Oakland Diocese”s Filipino Pastoral Center. She expanded her knowledge of culture and history through several community classes in Philippine History.
Elizabeth worked at UCB Berkeley as the Student Advisor for the majors in Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies. For almost 20 years, she supported and ensured that students such as Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Abraham Ignacio were able to graduate.
She co-organized the International House exhibit of “The Demonstration Project of Asian Americans” where she first met Dorothy Cordova. Excited discussions led to the Seattle meeting that established FANHS. She is a founding member of the East Bay chapter, and later served as Chapter Secretary.
Elizabeth contributed her mother’s unique story of homeownership to the anthology, “Seven Card Stud with Seven Manangs Wild: An Anthology of Filipino-American Writings,” and was in several early performances of the title story’s play. Elizabeth also contributed to the Arcadia Publishing book, “Filipinos of the East Bay.”
If you didn’t know her name, you could identify Elizabeth Megino as the woman behind the ever-present camera at Filipino community events, including the first 15 FANHS conferences.
Ben Menor ** Co-founded FANHS/Santa Clara Chapter which produced 5 Journals starting with “The Forgotten Generations” in the 1990s ** Produced the first publication featuring the Filipino American experience…”Pinoy Know Yourself” 1974 ** Founder of the Leyte Landing movement ** Founder of the PCN movement at Mountain View High School in 1975 http://www.commonwealthcafe.info/blog-3

Oct 21 Emily Lawsin

Emily Lawsin
* Current FANHS National Vice President
* Current FANHS National Vice President * Author, Performance Poet, Scholar, Lecturer * Popular Keynote Speaker for FIND, MAFA and UniPro * On the staff of 1 for the first FANHS National Conference in Seattle in 1987 titled…”Who/What is a Pinoy” *Active in Every.Single. FANHS National Conference 📷💫

Oct 22 Dawn Bohulano Mabalon and Kevin Nadal

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (right)
Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon *FANHS National Scholar/Trustee *Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University *Co-founder of the Little Manila Foundation * Author of Filipinos in Stockton (Arcadia, 2008) and Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California (Duke University Press, 2013). https://history.sfsu.edu/peop…/faculty/dawn-bohulano-mabalon https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Bohulano-Mabalon/e/B00BMTYKJA http://www.littlemanila.org/advocacy/ http://www.littlemanila.org/our-board/
Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal * FANHS Trustee * Past President of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Metro NY Chapter * Chair, 2016 FANHS/NYC National Conference which drew record-setting numbers of scholars, workshops and over 600 Conference attendees. The Conference was FANHS-tastic!!! * Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- City University of New York. * Author of many publications including Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (Wiley, 2011) and That’s So Gay! Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (American Psychological Association, 2013). * President of the Asian American Psychological Association * Psychologist/Trainer of the New York Police Department https://www.kevinnadal.com/

Oct 23 P. Emraida Kiram and Oscar Peñaranda

Titania Buchholdt and P. Emraida Kiram
P. Emraida Kiram * Co-founder of FANHS/Wisconsin Chapter * FANHS Trustee http://ndsmcobserver.com/…/filipino-princess-discusses-mus…/ http://fanhswi.webs.com/whoweare.htm
Oscar Peñaranda *FANHS Trustee *FANHS San Francisco Chapter President Emeritus *Co-founded FANHS/San Francisco Chapter *Acclaimed short story writer & poet – with literary works published in the first Asian American & Filipino American anthologies before publishing his own collections *Taught one of the first Filipino American studies classes at San Francisco State University as well as courses at SF Bay Area High Schools http://www.thenewcastle.org/oscar-penarada/ http://globalnation.inquirer.net/…/filipino-american-writer… http://thefilam.net/thefilamsf/?p=337

October 24 Eloisa Gomez Borah and Ernie Cabreana

Eloisa Gomez Borah *FANHS Trustee Emerita *Distinguished Librarian, UCLA Management Library *Primary researcher of the Manila Galleon Trade history, concentrated on Unamuno’s voyage from the Philippines to Morro Bay and the participation of the Filipinos in the landing and exploration at Morro Bay. http://www.oovrag.com/essays/authors/authborah.htm http://www.personal.anderson.ucla.edu/eloisa.bo…/filfaqs.htm http://personal.anderson.ucla.edu/eloisa.borah/ https://goo.gl/images/QeFnwp https://goo.gl/images/AWhg3z See Kababayan Today’s interviews of Eloisa Gomez Borah (4 parts) on YouTube, part 1 here: https://youtu.be/O3h5cIMmsR8?t=58s

Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California. Site where Filipinos first set foot on what is now known as the Continental USA on October 18, 1587.
Ernie Cabreana
Ernie Cabreana *Past President and Co-Founder of California Central Coast Chapter of FANHS *Principal host of historical marker ceremonies marking the first presence of Filipinos on the Continental USA http://fanhs10.com/history.html http://www.morro-bay.com/…/Philippine-pl…/text-of-plaque.htm http://fanhs10.com/history/ernie_cabreana.html https://sites.google.com/…/fa…/deparini-olbenario-cabreana-1

October 25 Helen Brown Day

Helen Agcaoili Summers Brown (1915-2011) -FANHS Trustee Emerita in the earliest years -First Filipina American woman to graduate from UCLA in 1937. -In 1985, Auntie Helen founded the PARRAL: Pilipino American Reading Room and Library, which was renamed the Filipino American Library (FAL) in Los Angeles. -Participated in the first FANHS Conference in Seattle in 1987 and many more after that. -In 1990, she initiated the meeting to form what would become the FANHS Los Angeles Chapter in 1993. -Direct descendant of a Thomasite. The Thomasites arrived in the Philippines on August 21, 1901, to establish a new public school system, to teach basic education, and to train Filipino teachers. -She retired as an educator for L.A. public schools and was a mentor to many in the community. She dedicated her entire life to the preservation and dissemination of Filipino American history and culture.
Documentary on Helen Summers Brown (1915-2011), by Florante Peter Ibanez: https://youtu.be/d5gGQh3E9BQ
2011 Tribute to Auntie Helen by FANHS National Vice President Emily P. Lawsin here: https://divadiba.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/helenbrown/

Oct 26 Nestor Enriquez and Emil Guillermo

Nestor Enriquez
*FANHS National Trustee *Founding Chapter President of FANHS/New Jersey Chapter *Avid and passionate researcher on Filipino American history who posts regularly on the FANHS Facebook page.
Please watch Nestor’s heart-warming story on his commitment to serve his family, community and country. Thank you Nestor for your service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPkudK5xMos
*Long time supporter of FANHS
*Keynote speaker at FANHS National Conference in 2000
*World Class Podcaster.

Oct 27 Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Bob Luna

Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales Allyson is a long-time supporter of FANHS. She has mentored hundreds of students through an iconic, community-based program she founded in 2001 called Pin@y Educational Partnerships. The program produces students to become stewards of our history, our community and our civil rights. She and her students have attended and participated at our FANHS National Conferences since 2002.
Co-author of the first comprehensive review of Filipino American curriculum filameducation.com/wp-content/uploads/1-24.HCC.pdf
Bob Luna * FANHS Trustee * President of FANHS/Central Valley Chapter * Born and raised in Merced County, Bob began his career as a police officer in Iowa and Nebraska before returning to his home area to join the Merced City Police Department. He worked for the department for 20 years, including a decade when he was a familiar figure in downtown Merced as he patrolled the streets on a bicycle.
The Merced Sun Star Daily newspaper honored Bob with a front-page story under its weekly “Merced Matters” feature. For more than 15 years he has volunteered his time to help lead the Explorer Scouts program. The program teaches young people everything from crime-scene investigation and firearms safety, to self-defense, and crowd and traffic control. “Mostly, they learn things like self-discipline, responsibility, integrity and honesty; the things you really need in life,” Luna said.

Oct 28 Linda Revilla and Mel Orpilla

Judy Patacsil, Linda Revilla and Titania Buchholdt
Dr. Linda Revilla * FANHS National Trustee Emerita *Active in FANHS Sacramento Chapter and attended every FANHS national conferences since 1990 * Humanities Consultant for the film “Untold Triumph” * One of the pioneers of Filipino American psychology who also taught Filipino American Studies at the University of Washington http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/…/remembering-our-manongs… http://www.exeas.org/films/untold-triumph.html
Mel Orpilla *FANHS National President and Trustee Emeritus *Founding President of FANHS/Vallejo Chapter *The Pinoy who coined the phrase: “No History, No Self…Know History, Know Self” http://orpilla.com/ https://www.facebook.com/…/…/t.582585638/10153610599671720/… https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780…/Filipinos-in-Vallejo ttps://youtu.be/_vQfWMUb4DY

Oct 29 Patricia Espiritu Halagao and Dr. Ronald Buenaventura

Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao * FANHS National Secretary 2012-2016 * FANHS Trustee * FANHS 2006 Conference Program Co-Chair (Honolulu) * Professor of social studies and multicultural education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa * Co-developed: Pinoy Teach (www.pinoyteach.com), www.ijeepney.com for the Smithsonian Institution, Filipino American Education Institute (www.filameducation.com) and A`o Hawaii: Viewing the Classroom as a Canoe; Viewing the Canoe as Classroom. A former Oakland Public School teacher, she has taught at all K-12 levels. She is recipient of UH Board of Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2012). She is Education Director for Hawaii Presidential Center Initiative and serves on the Hawaii State Board of Education (2013).
Dr. Ronald S. Buenaventura *FANHS National Secretary 2006-2016 *FANHS Trustee *Vice President FANHS/Los Angeles Chapter *Founding President of FANHS/San Diego Chapter *He volunteers and interacts with young people as the Student Advisor & Mentor for the Filipino Club at Stephen White Middle School. *He is leading fund-raising opportunities for students to attend the 2018 FANHS National Conference in Chicago from 7/11/18 – 7/14/18 https://www.facebook.com/pg/wepinaydominate/photos/?ref=page_internal

Oct 30 Joan May Cordova

Dr. Joan May T. Cordova *FANHS National President (2007-2011) and National Trustee (1986-2011) *Co-Founded three FANHS Chapters: FANHS Sacramento, FANHS/New England and FANHS/Pennsylvania * Co-Chaired 2nd FANHS National Conference in 1990 NOTE: Joanie is the only FANHS National President to attend every FANHS National Conference since 1990 Published oral histories, research, curriculum, photographs https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanmaycordova/ http://Twitter.com/ForCommunities @ForCommunities – everywhere 📷💫

Oct 31 Edwina and Allan Bergano

Edwina Bergano *FANHS National Vice President and Trustee Emerita *Co-Founder of FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter (1990) *Original member of writing team producing Uncle Fred’s Book…”Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans” (1982) *Executive Director of FANHS-HR which produced the following: *October declared Filipino American History Month in the state of Virginia 1992 * Produced the FANHS video premiere…”Filipino Americans: Discovering Their Past For The Future” in Virginia Beach City Public Schools and at the Smithsonian Institue: American History Museum in Washington DC (1994) * Provided support for the formation of FASA- Old Dominion University, FASA – Virginia Tech, FASA – William &Mary, FACT-VCU, FIND, FIND D-7, FACS Salem High School, FACA Bayside High School
* Co-chaired 2000 FANHS National Conference in Virginia Beach, VA * 4 Pinoy Symposiums * 6 Filipino American Youth Summits * 3 Summer Programs * Published 2 books: * “In Our Auntie’s Words: The Filipino Spirit of Hampton Roads” (2004) * “In Our Uncle’s Words: We Fought For Freedom” * One DVD: “The Aunties of the 757” * 10 FACS Lock-In’s
Allan Bergano *Lifetime Member of FANHS (1982) *Co-Founder of FANHS-HR (1990) *Co-chaired 2000 FANHS National Conference *Son of Fabian Cariaso and Aurora Lagasca Bergano (1953) *Product of the 206 who coined the statement: “…October is Filipino American History Month because that is the time of the year the leaves turn “Brown”.”


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